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Archie H. Demarais, Sr.

Archie H. Demarais, Sr., age 89, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Ebenezer Covenant Home.

He was born in Marysville Township March 19, 1913, the son of Fred and Eveline Vieau Demarais.

As a young man, Archie attended the Little Canada School in Marysville Township.

On Feb. 19, 1935, Archie H. Demarais, Sr. and Doris R. Marquette were joined in holy marriage at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Archie engaged in dairy farming in Marysville Township for many years and trucked livestock for area farmers. He served as a supervisor for two terms on the Marysville Township Board.

Archie also owned and operated the Mill Creek Inn in Buffalo from 1960 until 1976.

He belonged to the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1556 in Waverly.

Archie was preceded in death by his wife, Doris R. Demarais Dec. 5, 1987; a son, Archie Demarais, Jr., in 1991; a granddaughter, Myra Jo Demarais; his parents; sisters Doris Smith, Lula Dahlin, and Genevieve Demarais; and brothers John "Jack" Demarais, Roy Demarais, Ovide Demarais, and Wilfred Demarais.

He is survived by his children, Leonard (Carol) Demarais, Lee (Joan) Demarais, and Tom (Marjorie) Demarais, all of Buffalo, and Charlotte (Loren) Zimmerman of Howard Lake; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Margaret Demarais of Waverly, and Kathleen Marquette and Emily Marquette, both of Buffalo; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Archie Demarais, Sr., took place Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. The Rev. Tom Rayar was the celebrant, and interment followed at the Marysville Catholic Cemetery in rural Waverly.

Friends called at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service took place at 7 p.m.

Gene, Doug, Duane, Bill, Daren, and Dean Demarais served as casket bearers.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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